Innovation

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Clever silo storage helps grain farmer harvest top dollar

A modern, more efficient approach to the Australian grain supply chain, combined with safe and effective on-farm storage, may help farmers get a greater financial return per hectare for their crops.

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“If you don’t think drought is part of farming, you’re in the wrong game.”

Despite seeing his winter forage crops fail for the first time, Central West cattle farmer Angus Atkinson says the story isn’t all bad.

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From fleece to farmed meat: How alpaca farmers are owning their niche

Innovation isn’t always about high-tech gadgets. Sometimes it’s about developing markets for a niche range – like alpaca products – and finding new ways to cash in.

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Is lupin the new superfood?

When it comes to encouraging people to lose weight and improve health there are a lot of pills, scams and potions. Could a family of southern Riverina farmers have a winner growing in their paddocks?

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The power of pig poo

With an industry downturn of 40%, it’s tough going for pig producers. But Edwina Beveridge of Blantyre Farms has built her business by recycling waste from the food chain and, yes, even the pigs themselves.

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Maggots: The livestock feed no-one saw coming

Olympia Yarger is an award-winning insect farmer. The founder and CEO of Canberra-based company Goterra, she is helping to redefine the world’s approach to waste management – producing an alternative livestock feed along the way.

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100km exclusion fence line opens the gate to new business

Fourth-generation grazier Phillip Ridge has his eyes on the horizon, where he hopes 100km of exclusion fencing will revive the productivity of his land after years of relentless drought and rising grazing pressures in Western NSW.

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Bucking tradition breeds innovation for Merino sheep farmer

Breaking the status quo earns innovative Merino stud breeder Matthew Coddington profitable returns – and a global following for his flock’s prized genetics.

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Young gun farmer creates drought lifesavers

He’s only 27, but this Walgett farmer and welder is showing true entrepreneurial spirit - he’s helping other farmers tackle the big dry with recycled shipping containers.

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Blockchain decrypted

Blockchain has become something of a buzzword, but what exactly does it mean for Australian farmers?